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Boston Jazz Community Salutes DJ Eric Jackson

Longtime jazz radio host celebrated at two events connected with JazzBoston’s Jazz Week

Wannetta Jackson and Grace Kelly performing at Eric in Two Evenings event in Boston
Ron Della Chiesa and Fred Taylor at Eric in Two Evenings event in Boston
Harry Maisonet, Tim Ingles, Wannetta Jackson, Sergio Bellotti (mostly hidden), Grace Kelly and Bill Banfield at Eric in Two Evenings event
Wannetta Jackson, Sergio Bellotti, Grace Kelly, Bill Banfield at Eric in Two Evenings event at Scullers
Eric Jackson and Pauline Bilsky at Eric in Two Evenings event at Scullers
Harry Maisonet, Tim Ingles, Sergio Bellotti (partly hidden), Myanna and Cercie Miller at Eric in Two Evenings event in Boston
Danilo Perez performing at Eric in Two Evenings event at Scullers
Danilo Perez and Marrissa Licata performing at Eric in Two Evenings event at Scullers
Cecil McBee performing at Eric in Two Evenings event at Scullers

Jazz radio host Eric Jackson has been a mainstay of the Boston jazz community for well over 30 years. Known for not only his in-depth knowledge and relaxed on-air presence, Jackson has also been a champion of emerging, established and overlooked jazz artists in the area. Recently, jazz artists, professionals and fans returned the favor with two evenings celebrating the local DJ’s 30th anniversary on the air and his contributions to the local scene.

For the fifth year, the organization JazzBoston presented Jazz Week, a series of concerts and events that this year actually spanned 10 days, under the larger banner of Jazz Month. Two of the events comprised “Eric in Two Evenings”, in celebration of Jackson’s long-running radio show mostly on NPR flagship station WGBH, “Eric in the Evening,” recently renamed “Jazz on WGBH with Eric Jackson.”

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